The Norddeutscher Regatta Verein is one of the oldest and with currently about 2,000 members also one of the largest sailing clubs in Germany. Founded in 1868 the club is committed to regatta sailing and especially supports young people in their sailing ambitions.
The history of offshore racing goes back to 1905 when SY Hamburg (Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt) started under the burgee of NRV to a famous transatlantic race achieving a not expected 2nd place. The latest transatlantic races organized by NRV where held in 2013 (Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic Challenge –DCNAC) and 2007 (HSH Nordbank blue race).
NRV has initiated the AAR jointly with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. Organizing Authority for the Race from Bermuda to Hamburg will be the Bluewater Ocean Racing GmbH.
The youth centre in Hamburg offers ideal conditions for children and young adults who are interested in sailing and accompanies them along their way with high-quality education and training. One important goal of the constant youth work is to introduce the children to regatta sailing and support them for example via the NRV Youth Team.
The new built Clubhouse (completed in 2014) is the homebase for members and guests. Also club-members of the 82 reciprocal partner clubs from all over the world
are frequently visiting the restaurant and the beautiful terrace at the lake Alster in the heart of Hamburg.
As regatta organiser the NRV is co-founder of Kieler Woche and Travemünder Woche and is still closely involved in the organisation of those traditional events. With prestigious regattas like Atlantic crossings, Rolex Baltic Week, NRV Champions Week or Nord Stream Race and together with well-known sponsors the club is setting high standards for the international sailing scene.
Active NRV members are coached through intensive sailing training. The consistent support and fostering pays off: Since establishing the NRV Olympic Team after the games in Sydney the NRV is regularly and successfully present at Olympic Games. In 2012 five NRV teams took part in the sailing competitions off Weymouth. The Paralympics resulted in two silver medals for Germany and the NRV.